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Preservation Week at Kelvin Smith Library

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Kick off Preservation Week at Kelvin Smith Library’s Preservation Parlor on Monday, April 23 at 12:00 pm with tips and tricks to preserving photographs, books, letters, newspapers, and family artifacts. See a live demonstration of the various techniques used to treat and preserve damaged artifacts. Following the presentation, you are invited to bring one item (book, letter, newspaper, or photograph) for a personal consultation on how to best preserve your item.

Later in the week, come see our pop-up preservation workshop at Kelvin Smith Library by the main entrance on Wednesday, April 25 anytime between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm for a rare glimpse into the preservation officer’s daily responsibilities at the library. Come with questions and learn more about what the library is doing to ensure that library materials will be used now and in the future.

Preservation Parlor | Monday, April 23 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Dampeer Room, 2nd Floor

Pop-up Preservation Workshop | Wednesday, April 25 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm | Kelvin Smith Library, 1st Floor by the entrance


Preservation Week celebrates preservation in libraries, museums, archives, and other cultural institutions that hold historic collections or items of value. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of the important role of preservation in extending the life of a library’s collections. These services can include paper repair, rebinding, rebacking, and other activities conserve library materials.

For more information, please contact Andrew Mancuso, Preservation Officer at 216-368-3465 or Andrew.Mancuso@case.edu

These events are free and open to the public.